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Writing Dissent

Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream


Robert Jensen

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media. Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream is designed for activists who want to take on that challenge. Based on the author’s experience as a journalist, activist, and academic, this book offers insight into radical politics and mass media and then moves on to describe practical strategies for breaking into the mainstream. Illustrated by the author’s own opinion columns published in daily newspapers, Writing Dissent explains how journalists work and how activists can successfully work with them.
The Author: Robert Jensen is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the co-author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality and co-editor of Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression.